Jan 16, 2009

How To Tie A Skinny Tie

There are 85 Ways to Tie a Tie, three of which you should know for your thin ties.

The Four-in-Hand knot is the best way to tie a narrow tie as it has a small knot. A knot favoured by James Bond and a recommended tie knot for shorter individuals, the four-in-hand is a small knot with a distinctive elongated, asymmetric shape. I've embedded a Four-in-Hand knot how-to video below; you can view it here.

How To Tie The Four-in-Hand Knot

  The Small knot or Oriental knot is a simple yet lesser-known thin tie knot. This knot will not self-release, which is unfavourable for those who get hot under the collar. It's a symmetric knot that gets bigger as the tie gets thicker. These tie knots work best with loom ties or silk knit narrow ties.  
How To Tie The Oriental Knot

The Half Windsor knot is larger than the Four-in-Hand knot and works best with light and medium-weight fabrics. It is one of the most well-known tie knots globally; see A Gentleman Gets Dressed Up: What to Wear, When to Wear it, How to Wear it. It's a symmetric medium-sized tie knot with the figure of a perfect triangle. I've embedded a Half Windsor how-to video below, or you can view it here.
How To Tie  Half Windsor Tie Knot

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